Miss Teen Model Girl UK 2014 semi-finalist, Sinead Bacon from Eastbourne, visited Drusillas to pose for pictures with some of the park’s residents ahead of the competition’s final in Cheshire.
During her visit, the 16-year-old model had promotional shots taken with the award-winning zoo’s lemurs and meerkats. For Sinead, a self-confessed animal lover, the opportunity to meet the four-legged favourites at close quarters was completely overwhelming.
She said, “I approached Drusillas regarding the photoshoot because I wanted an individual element to my portfolio. I also have a very strong passion for animals, so it was literally a dream come true. I absolutely loved being in with them. Meerkats have been my favourite animal all my life so I almost cried of happiness when one sat on my lap!
“I have been modelling about a year now. I went for a test day at London School of Modelling and they thought I could be successful, so helped set me up.
“So far I have really enjoyed the experience - it’s great working with so many different people, understanding different situations and it has been a real boost to my self-confidence. I would like to keep my modelling up in the future, alongside studying to be a vet.”